The Moody College of Communication will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee on Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:30 p.m.in the Belo Center for New Media in the second-floor auditorium (BMC 2.106) for the 2017 McGovern Lecture in Health Communication.
The McGovern Lecture is presented by the Center for Health Communication, a partnership with the Moody College of Communication and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: April 24, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belo Center for New Media, BMC 2.106, 300 W. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, Texas, 78712
BACKGROUND: Mukherjee is the author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, and “The Gene."
He is a hematologist and oncologist born in New Delhi, India. He holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, a DPhil in immunology from Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency and an oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Murkherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
The McGovern Lecture was established in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin in 1983 by a generous gift from the John P. McGovern Foundation. The endowed lectureship enables the college to invite a leading figure in communication to campus to deliver a lecture related to health policy or the practice of health communication.